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Revised [6] Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme

Revised [6] Report on the Algorithmic Language Scheme

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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521193993

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  • Programming languages should be designed not by piling feature on top of feature, but by removing the weaknesses and restrictions that make additional features appear necessary. Scheme demonstrates that a very small number of rules for forming expressions, with no restrictions on how they are composed, are enough to form a practical and efficient programming language that is flexible enough to support most of the major programming paradigms in use today. This book contains the three parts comprising 'R6RS', the sixth revision of a series of reports describing the programming language Scheme. The book is divided into parts: a description of the language itself, a description of the standard libraries and non-normative appendices. Early chapters introduce Scheme and later chapters act as a reference manual. This is an important report for programmers that work with or want to learn about the Scheme language.

    • The benefits of Scheme are clearly described and key terms clearly defined
    • Acts as a thorough reference manual for Scheme
    • Designed to allow programmers to create and distribute substantial programs and libraries
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521193993
    • length: 302 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Language: Description of the language
    1. Overview of Scheme
    2. Requirement levels
    3. Numbers
    4. Lexical syntax and datum syntax
    5. Semantic concepts
    6. Entry format
    7. Libraries
    8. Top-level programs
    9. Primitive syntax
    10. Expansion process
    11. Base library
    Part II. Standard Libraries:
    12. Unicode
    13. Bytevectors
    14. List utilities
    15. Sorting
    16. Control structures
    17. Records
    18. Exceptions and conditions
    19. I/O
    20. File system
    21. Command-line access and exit values
    22. Arithmetic
    23. syntax-case
    24. Hashtables
    25. Enumerations
    26. Composite library
    27. Eval
    28. Mutable pairs
    29. Mutable strings
    30. R5RS compatibility
    Part III. Non-Normative Appendices: A. Standard-conformant mode
    B. Optional case insensitivity
    C. Use of square brackets
    D. Scripts
    E. Source code representation
    F. Use of library versions
    G. Unique library names
    Alphabetic index of definitions of concepts, keywords, and procedures.

  • Editors

    Michael Sperber
    Michael Sperber is an expert in creating high-level software models for complex problem domains. These models allow developers and users to represent domain-specific knowledge directly in the software, rather than forcing them to use awkward technical models.

    R. Kent Dybvig, Indiana University
    R. Kent Dybvig is a professor in the computer science department at Indiana University. His primary research interest is programming languages.

    Matthew Flatt, University of Utah
    Matthew Flatt is associate professor in the school of computing at the University of Utah. He works on advanced programming languages, including language design, formal semantics, language implementation, and programming environments.

    Anton van Straaten
    Anton van Straaten is a software developer and consultant with a strong interest in the design and development of programming languages. He developed the award-winning software product Class(y), an object-oriented language extension to the Clipper database language.

    Robby Findler, Northwestern University, Illinois

    Jacob Matthews, University of Chicago

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